Category Archives: architecture

An afternoon in Leeds City Art Gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured rodent is Val’s gundi – he’s very cute. (VG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The city of Leeds, about an hour away from Dulltown on the train, has a pretty good art gallery, however a while back its … Continue reading

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Hm… there’s a word in my head…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot water tap that refused to turn off was the one in my bathroom – damn! Now, where the hell is that stopcock?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tiepolo… I was walking into town a couple of days ago … Continue reading

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I say you chaps! Queer noises in the night!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Naos – the sanctuary or principal chamber of a Greek temple, containing the statue of the god. I was thinking of building a naos in my house and having a statue of … Continue reading

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Just one or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quote is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: (A C of D) On the river the freighters gliding through the lifting mist bellowed at one another, the sound of their … Continue reading

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An old black and white photo…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brittle blue, barrel beige, bumpy burgundy, brilliant black, ragged russet, and wimpish white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a fairly strange photo from my early days of film and darkroom photography. This is a scanned 35 … Continue reading

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Excuse me sir, is this 1898?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a moth in a lampshade. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, when I switched on the newly constructed time machine… I reached out and gripped the two charged … Continue reading

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Do watch your step Your Majesty!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, flippant, limitrophe, roisting, toddling, mancipatory, and scolecid. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I wonder if the people, the masons and the tilers, who hundreds of years ago, designed those tiled floors in geometric patterns … Continue reading

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